Rescue Kittens Calendar – Labor of Love

kittens calendar
Facebook Fans for Cats-Can, Inc rescue org voted over the weekend to choose the cover image for the Rescue Kittens 2017 Calendar
Kelly Richardson is donating time, talent and over 60 adorable kitten images to produce a Kittens calendar for her favorite non-profit rescue organization, Cats-Can, Inc. It has become a labor of love, bringing back many memories for her of each foster kitten that she fostered. Last year alone, Kelly fostered over 60 kittens for the rescue organization.
The calendar is almost finished. Kelly is wrapping it up with the last, most important part: designing the front and back covers. The hardest part is choosing one favorite image for the cover. So Kelly asked for help from the Cats-Can Facebook Page Fans over the weekend.
Voting began Friday 9/9 on the Cats-Can, Inc.  Facebook webpage and today the winner was announced- #6 Milowe the kitten in blue jeans won the cover of the CCI/KRI Kittens Calendar! Here were the tallies:#6 received approx. 33 votes, #5 got 14, #7 got 12, and #9 got 13 votes.
Kelly is back to work finalizing the cover hoping to send it off to the printers this week!  This will be Cats-Can’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Cats-Can  and Kelly Richardson Images were able to collect enough sponsors for the calendar to pay for the printing of approx. 500 calendars. So we are happy to say, 100% of the sales of the calendars will go directly to the rescue for the cats and kittens care and medical expenses. We hope everyone can help support the cause and purchase a rescue Kittens calendar for 2017.

Be Mine Valentine … save a heart – an abandoned kittens heart

rescue kitten abandoned kittens found in a truck wheel

Be Mine Valentine … Toss the candy and help save a heart

Many kittens are left abandoned in front of pet stores and vet offices by our community in hopes that someone will help them.  The animal rescue groups receive phone calls and emails daily. Unfortunately when there is no rescue available to pick them up, they are taken to high kill county shelters, and in most cases euthanized.  I am hoping that we can change that by raising awareness in our communities for the rescue kittens, and help fund rescue kitten organizations that will not turn them away. Help save abandoned kittens and cats.
Here’s how you can help.
    • Donate time, money and supplies to your local cat rescue.
    • Practice and teach responsible pet ownership by spaying and neutering your own pets, even if they never go outside. As soon as a kitten is 8 weeks old, and two pounds they can be safely altered with a speedy recovery.
    • Practice TNR- which means trap, neuter, return.  If you know where a feral colony exists, be proactive and become a responsible community member by helping to trap them, have them spayed, neutered and vaccinated, and release them back into their habitat. If just one female cat is left intact, she and her offspring can produce thousands of cats. If you don’t help, who will?
    • Volunteer for an animal rescue. If possible, foster an entire litter, or volunteer to bottle-feed homeless kittens. Or even better yet,  foster hard-to-place adult cats, who seldom get adopted during kitten season.
    • Adopt a cat, especially an adult one. If you opt for kittens, keep in mind that 2 are better than 1!
Kelly Richardson volunteers as a kitten foster and photographer for several no-kill cat rescue groups in Orlando, Florida.